May 19, 2019

e-Legislative Report: May 5, 2014

CBA Legislative Policy Committee

For readers who are new to CBA legislative activity, the Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) is the CBA’s legislative policy-making arm during the legislative session. The LPC meets weekly during the legislative session to determine CBA positions on requests from the various sections and committees of the Bar Association.

The LPC met on Friday, May 2 but did not take any positions on any additional bills.

At the Capitol—Week of April 28

A scorecard of the committee and floor work follows.

In the House

Monday, April 28

Passed on 3rd reading.

  • HB 14-1374. Concerning the inclusion of on-demand air carriers in the sales and use tax exemption for certain aircraft. Vote: 64 yes and 1 no.
  • HB 14-1379. Concerning clarifying the application of spousal maintenance statutes. Vote: 64 yes and 1 no.
  • HB 14-1378. Concerning prohibiting the posting of a private image on social media without consent to cause serious emotional distress. Vote: 65 yes and 0 no.
  • HB 14-1390. Concerning the legal standing of a member of the public in challenging a violation of the open meetings requirements. Vote: 65 yes and 0 no.
  • HB 14-1388. Concerning a civil cause of action for damages that result from an unlawful termination of a pregnancy at any time prior to birth caused by at least reckless conduct without establishing legal personhood at any time prior to a live birth. Vote: 37 yes and 28 no.
  • HB 14-1375. Concerning modifications to statutory provisions governing urban redevelopment to promote the equitable financial contribution among affected public bodies in connection with the tax increment financing of urban redevelopment projects. Vote: 40 yes and 25 no.
  • SB 14-183. Concerning an increase in the maximum term of a business incentive agreement that a local government enters into with a taxpayer who pays business personal property tax. Vote: 63 yes and 2 no.
  • SB 14-171. Concerning the ability of the Colorado new energy improvement district to arrange financing for water conservation fixtures. Vote: 39 yes and 26 no.
  • SB 14-152. Concerning the standardization of financial transaction requirements applicable to insurers. Vote: 63 yes and 2 no.
  • SB 14-173. Concerning the recommendation that certain persons be offered a test for the hepatitis C virus. Vote: 46 yes and 19 no.
  • SB 14-11. Concerning the Colorado energy research authority. Vote: 38 yes and 27 no.
  • SB 14-151. Concerning the use of moneys derived from civil penalties imposed on nursing facilities to fund innovations in nursing home care, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation. Vote: 61 yes and 4 no.
  • SB 14-64. Concerning restricting the use of long-term isolated confinement for inmates with serious mental illness, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation. Vote: 63 yes and 2 no.
  • SB 14-130. Concerning an increase to the personal needs allowance for persons in nursing care facilities, and, in connection therewith, making and reducing appropriations. Vote: 64 yes and 1 no.
  • SB 14-157. Concerning the commission of a report by the department of military and veterans affairs that examines the comprehensive value of United States military activities centered in Colorado, and, in connection therewith, making and reducing appropriations. Vote: 65 yes and 0 no.
  • SB 14-75. Concerning the registration of motor vehicles for members of the United States armed forces who are deployed outside the United States, and, in connection therewith, making and reducing appropriations. Vote: 65 yes and 0 no.
  • SB 14-125. Concerning the regulation of transportation network companies, and, in connection therewith, requiring transportation network companies to carry liability insurance, conduct background checks on transportation network company drivers, inspect transportation network company vehicles, and obtain a permit from the public utilities commission; and making an appropriation. Vote: 60 yes and 5 no.

Wednesday, April 30

Passed 3rd Reading:

  • HB 14-1343. Concerning workers’ compensation coverage for post-traumatic stress disorder for peace officers. Vote: 44 yes, 20 no, and 1 excused.
  • SB 14-144. Concerning extending the commission on family medicine’s support for the development of family medicine residency programs in underserved areas of the state, and, in connection therewith, making and reducing appropriations. Vote: 60 yes and 5 no.
  • HB 14-1369. Concerning required licensure for durable medical equipment suppliers, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation. Vote: 48 yes and 17 no.
  • HB 14-1396. Concerning clarification of the authority of persons acting on behalf of the department of public health and environment to administer the medical marijuana registry. Vote: 65 yes and 0 no.
  • SB 14-21. Concerning the treatment of persons with mental illness who are involved in the criminal justice systems, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation. Vote: 65 yes and 0 no.

Thursday, May 1

Passed on 3rd reading.

  • SB 14-73. Concerning the state income tax credit for the environmental remediation of contaminated land in the state, and, in connection therewith, making and reducing appropriations. Vote: 55 yes and 10 no.
  • SB 14-88. Concerning the creation of the suicide prevention commission, and, in connection therewith, making and reducing appropriations. Vote: 45 yes and 20 no.
  • SB 14-115. Concerning procedural requirements applicable to state water plans, and, in connection therewith, making and reducing an appropriation. Vote: 65 yes and 0 no.
  • SB 14-166. Concerning the development of mobile application software in the Colorado office of economic development that users may access to identify local businesses, and, in connection therewith, making and reducing appropriations. Vote: 38 yes and 27 no.
  • HB 14-1392. Concerning a prohibition on the use of simulated gambling devices. Vote: 61 yes and 4 no.
  • HB 14-1393. Concerning a clarification regarding the treatment of federal funds for purposes of section 20 of article X of the state constitution. Vote: 58 yes, 6 no, and 1 excused.
  • SB 14-182. Concerning procedures governing discussions by boards of education of school districts while meeting in executive session. Vote: 36 yes, 26 no, and 3 excused.
  • SB 14-162. Concerning quality management programs for emergency medical service providers providing care in the prehospital setting. Vote: 62 yes, 0 no, and 3 excused.
  • SB 14-174. Concerning the creation of the prosecution fellowship program. Vote: 48 yes, 14 no, and 3 excused.
  • SB 14-87. Concerning issuance of identification cards to people who are lawfully present in the United States but may have difficulty with certain documentary evidence, and, in connection therewith, making and reducing appropriations. Vote: 40 yes, 22 no, and 3 excused.
  • SB 14-133. Concerning the regulation of private investigators by the department of regulatory agencies, and, in connection therewith, making appropriations. Vote: 45 yes, 27 no, and 3 excused.
  • SB 14-164. Concerning aerial firefighting efforts through the division of fire prevention and control in the department of public safety, and, in connection therewith, implementing recommendations made by the division regarding the Colorado firefighting air corps. Vote: 51 yes, 11 no, and 3 excused.
  • SB 14-187. Concerning creation of the Colorado commission on affordable health care to analyze health care costs in Colorado, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation. Vote: 40 yes, 22 no, and 3 no.
  • SB 14-194. Concerning the issuance of identification documents by the department of revenue, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation. Vote: 60 yes, 2 no, and 3 excused.
  • SB 14-118. Concerning improving protections for individuals with disabilities. Vote: 60 yes, 2 no, and 3 excused.

Saturday, May 3

Passed 3rd Reading:

  • SB 14-212. Concerning clarifying changes to the provisions related to best practices in bond setting. Vote: 39 yes, 25 no, and 1 excused.
  • SB 14-209. Concerning the requirements for permissible investments by insurers in loans secured by interests in real estate. Vote: 62 yes, 2 no, and excused.
  • SB 14-206. Concerning criminal record sealing provisions, and, in connection therewith, relocating the record sealing provisions in a new part, clarifying when an arrest record can be sealed, and making other clarifying changes. Vote: 64 yes, 0 no, and 1 excused.
  • SB 14-191. Concerning the procedures for resolution of workers’ compensation claims. Vote: 39 yes, 28 no, and 1 excused.
  • SB 14-184. Concerning oversight of the industrial hemp program. Vote: 64 yes, o no, and 1 excused.
  • SB 14-186. Concerning the aggregation of efficiency projects in small communities in order to attract private sector investment through performance contracting. Vote: 38 yes, 26 no, and 1 excused.

In the Senate

Monday, April 28

Passed on 3rd Reading:

  • HB 14-1216. Concerning required safety markings for certain towers over fifty feet in height that are located in unincorporated areas of the state. Vote: 33 yes, 1 no, and 1 excused.
  • SB 14-159. Concerning implementation of standardized rules for use in processing medical claims, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation. Vote: 24 yes, 10 no, and 1 excused.
  • HB 14-1328. Concerning the deployment of broadband into unserved areas of Colorado through grant- making from moneys allocated from the Colorado high cost support mechanism, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation. Vote: 28 yes, 6 no, and 1 excused.
  • HB 14-1331. Concerning the regulation of basic local exchange service as it affects effective competition, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation. Vote: 33 yes, 1 no, and 1 excused.
  • HB 14-1329. Concerning the exemption of certain internet-protocol-enabled services from oversight by the public utilities commission, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation. Vote: 34 yes, 0 no, and 1 excused.
  • HB 14-1327. Concerning measures to expand the deployment of communication networks, and, in connection therewith, enacting the “Broadband Deployment Act” and making an appropriation. Vote: 32 yes, 2 no, and 1 excused.
  • HB 14-1330. Concerning an update of telecommunications terminology for intrastate telecommunications services. Vote: 34 yes, 0 no, and 1 excused.
  • SB 14-118. Concerning improving protections for individuals with disabilities. Vote: 22 yes, 12 no, and 1 excused.
  • HB 14-1170. Concerning the authority of the state to enter into lease-purchase agreements for the Colorado bureau of investigation’s Pueblo regional office and forensic laboratory, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation. Vote: 23 yes, 11 no, and 1 excused.
  • SB 14-206. Concerning criminal record sealing provisions, and, in connection therewith, relocating the record sealing provisions in a new part, clarifying when an arrest record can be sealed, and making other clarifying changes. Vote: 33 yes, 1 no, and 1 excused.
  • HB 14-1072. Concerning an income tax credit for child care expenses paid by a resident individual with a federal adjusted gross income of $25,000 or less, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation. Vote: 23 yes, 11 no, and 1 excused.
  • HB 14-1014. Concerning modifications to the job growth incentive tax credit, and, in connection therewith, reducing an appropriation. Vote: 27 yes, 7 no, and 1 excused.
  • HB 14-1205. Concerning the veteran’s assistance grant program. Vote: 24 yes, 10 no, and 1 excused.
  • HB 14-1211. Concerning ensuring access to quality complex rehabilitation technology in the Medicaid program, and, in connection therewith, making and reducing appropriations. Vote: 29 yes, 5 no, and 1 excused.
  • HB 14-1011. Concerning the funding of advanced industry economic development programs. Vote: 19 yes, 15 no, and 1 excused.
  • SCR 14-2. Submitting to the registered electors of the state of Colorado an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning the protection of electronic data from unreasonable searches and seizures. Vote: 34 yes, 0 no, and 1 excused.

Tuesday, April 29

Passed on 3rd Reading:

  • HB 14-1322. Concerning the Colorado probate code. Vote: 35 yes and 0 no. CBA-sponsored legislation.
  • HB 14-1323. Concerning restrictions on the ability of a government entity to access an individual’s personal medical information. Vote: 35 yes and 0 no.
  • HB 14-1159. Concerning a state sales and use tax exemption for components used in biogas production systems. Vote: 31 yes and 4 no.
  • HB 14-1095. Concerning the Colorado bureau of investigation’s authority to investigate computer crime, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation. Vote: 33 yes and 2 no.
  • SB 14-155. Concerning grant funding for medical marijuana health effects studies. Vote: 35 yes and 0 no.

Wednesday, April 30

Passed on 3rd Reading:

  • SB 14-209. Concerning the requirements for permissible investments by insurers in loans secured by interests in real estate. Vote: 35 yes and 0 no.
  • HB 14-1353. Concerning powers of appointment. Vote: 34 yes and 1 no. CBA-supported legislation.
  • HB 14-1044. Concerning consequences for a parolee who tampers with an electronic monitoring device that the parolee is required to wear as a condition of parole. Vote: 35 yes and 0 no.
  • HB 14-1363. Concerning the nonsubstantive revision of statutes in the Colorado Revised Statutes, as amended, and, in connection therewith, amending or repealing obsolete, imperfect, and inoperative law to preserve the legislative intent, effect, and meaning of the law. Vote: 35 yes and 0 no.
  • HB 14-1362. Concerning great-grandparent visitation with great-grandchildren. Vote: 35 yes and 0 no.
  • HB 14-1273. Concerning human trafficking, and, in connection therewith, making and reducing appropriations. Vote: 35 yes and 0 no.
  • HB 14-1269. Concerning the circumstances under which a person who sells items subject to sales tax must collect such sales tax on behalf of the state. Vote: 18 yes and 17 no.
  • HB 14-1359. Concerning medication synchronization for patients who are prescribed multiple medications. Vote: 23 yes and 12 no.
  • SB 14-191. Concerning the procedures for resolution of workers’ compensation claims. Vote: 18 yes and 17 no.
  • HB 14-1278. Concerning continuation of the workers’ compensation accreditation program administered by the division of workers’ compensation, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations of the 2013 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies. Vote: 22 yes and 13 no.
  • HB 14-1270. Concerning the sunset review of the licensing of pet animal facilities, and, in connection therewith, continuing the licensing functions of the commissioner of agriculture and making substantive changes to the regulatory statutes. Vote: 20 yes and 15 no.
  • HB 14-1333. Concerning the funding of Colorado water conservation board projects, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation. Vote: 35 yes and 0 no.
  • HB 14-1119. Concerning an income tax credit for the donation of food to a hunger-relief charitable organization. Vote: 27 yes and 8 no.
  • HB 14-1032. Concerning the provision of defense counsel to juvenile offenders, and, in connection therewith, making and reducing appropriations. Vote; 28 yes and 7 no.
  • HB 14-1012. Concerning income tax credits that promote investment in Colorado advanced industries, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation. Vote: 21 yes and 14 no.
  • HB 14-1317. Concerning modifications to the Colorado child care assistance program, and, in connection therewith, aligning eligibility and authorization; addressing affordability by reducing copayments; improving provider reimbursement rates; increasing access to quality care; improving technology, infrastructure, and administration; and making an appropriation. Vote: 20 yes and 15 no.
  • HB 14-1356. Concerning an increase in the Colorado oil and gas commission’s penalty authority, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation. Vote: 20 yes and 15 no.
  • SB 14-197. Concerning high-performance transportation enterprise transparency. Vote: 25 yes and 10 no.
  • SB 14-195. Concerning a study of phreatophyte growth along the South Platte River in the aftermath of the September 2013 flood. Vote: 34 yes and 1 no.
  • HB 14-1300. Concerning a 2014-15 state fiscal year general fund transfer to the Colorado state fair authority cash fund to support the state fair’s programs with the state’s 4-H clubs and the Colorado association of the national future farmers of America organization, and, in connection therewith, reducing an appropriation. Vote: 28 yes and 7 no.
  • HB 14-1093. Concerning the establishment of the creative district community loan fund, and, in connection therewith, making and reducing appropriations. Vote: 19 yes and 16 no.
  • HB 14-1326. Concerning tax incentives for alternative fuel trucks, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation. Vote: 27 yes and 8 no.
  • HB 14-1310. Concerning the provision of breath-testing devices to law enforcement agencies. Vote: 27 yes and 8 no.
  • SB 14-190. Concerning criminal discovery, and, in connection therewith, creating a statewide discovery sharing system, a criminal discovery surcharge, civil immunity for district attorneys that make a good-faith effort to redact information from discovery documents, and making an appropriation. Vote: 35 yes and 0 no.
  • SB 14-203. Concerning the office of the respondent parents’ counsel in cases of alleged child abuse or neglect. Vote: 35 yes and 0 no.

Thursday, May 1

Passed on 3rd Reading:

  • HB 14-1303. Concerning the receipt of public testimony from remote locations around the state by legislative committees, and, in connection therewith, making and reducing appropriations. Vote: 35 yes and 0 no.
  • HB 14-1338. Concerning planning for the effective use of Colorado’s regional centers for persons with intellectual disabilities, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation. Vote: 35 yes and 0 no.
  • HB 14-1368. Concerning the transition of youth ages eighteen through twenty-one who have intellectual and developmental disabilities to the adult program of services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and, in connection therewith, making and reducing appropriations. Vote: 35 yes and 0 no.
  • SB 14-193. Concerning conforming Colorado law on location information with the Fourth Amendment as interpreted by the United States Supreme Court in United States v. JonesVote: 35 yes and 0 no.
  • SB 14-201. Concerning reestablishing a child protection ombudsman advisory work group to develop a plan for accountable autonomy for the child protection ombudsman program. Vote: 35 yes and 0 no.
  • HB 14-1315. Concerning the enactment of certain model acts adopted by the national association of insurance commissioners, and, in connection therewith, enacting the credit for reinsurance model act and the portion of the insurer receivership model act that governs netting agreements. Vote: 34 yes and 1 no.
  • SB 14-212. Concerning clarifying changes to the provisions related to best practices in bond setting. Vote: 27 yes and 8 no.
  • SB 14-208. Concerning the reinstatement of the authority for a veteran who has not been dishonorably discharged to practice professionally. Vote: 33 yes and 2 no.
  • HB 14-1357. Concerning in-home support services provided in the Medicaid program, and, in connection therewith, making and reducing appropriations. Vote: 29 yes and 6 no.
  • HB 14-1358. Concerning continuation of in-home support services, and, in connection therewith, authorizing in-home support services for spinal cord injury waiver pilot program participants. Vote: 34 yes and 1 no.
  • HB 14-1348. Concerning an extension of the effective date of the amended “retail sale” sales tax definition adopted in House Bill 13-1295 to take effect only if congress enacts an act that authorizes states to require certain retailers to pay, collect, or remit state or local sales taxes. Vote: 33 yes and 2 no.

Friday, May 2

Passed on 3rd Reading:

  • HB 14-1372. Concerning unauthorized advertising for adoption purposes. Vote: 35 yes and 0 no.
  • HB 14-1161. Concerning interstate rail service in southern Colorado, and, in connection therewith, creating a commission and a fund for the purposes of encouraging Amtrak to continue its southwest chief rail line service at all current Colorado stops, expanding such service to include a stop in Pueblo, studying the potential benefits of expanding such service to include a stop in Walsenburg, and making an appropriation. Vote: 26 yes and 9 no.
  • HB 14-1173. Concerning continuation of the controlled substances abuse act, and, in connection therewith, the treatment of controlled substances abuse and making an appropriation. Vote: 23 yes and 12 no.
  • HB 14-1283. Concerning modifications to the electronic prescription drug monitoring program, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation. Vote: 24 yes and 11 no.
  • SB 14-180. Concerning the Colorado dental health care program for low-income seniors, and, in connection therewith, requiring a post-enactment review of the implementation of this act, and making and reducing appropriations. Vote: 24 yes and 11 no.
  • SB 14-211. Concerning an Alzheimer’s disease center, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation. Vote: 35 yes and 0 no.
  • HB 14-1349. Concerning the creation of an exemption from property taxes for qualifying business entities controlled by nonprofit organizations that are formed for the purpose of qualifying for federal tax credits. Vote: 33 yes and 2 no.
  • HB 14-1371. Concerning property taxation of oil and gas leaseholds and lands, and, in connection therewith, specifying that the wellhead is the point of valuation and taxation for such leaseholds and lands. Vote: 34 yes and 1 no.
  • HB 14-1214. Concerning an increase in the penalties for certain offenses committed against an emergency medical service provider, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation. Vote: 33 yes and 2 no.
  • HB 14-1334. Concerning the petroleum cleanup and redevelopment fund. Vote: 33 yes and 2 no.

Stay tuned for 10 Bills of Interest.

 

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